Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Updated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764585614
  • 9780764585616
  • 1,823,967

About Dennis Hoffman

Dennis E. Hoffman. Ph.D., teaches criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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Table of contents

Preface; Chapter 1: The Criminal Justice System; Chapter 2: Criminal Justice in the U.S; Chapter 3: Crime; Chapter 4: Criminal Law; Chapter 5: Development of the American Police; Chapter 6: Police Function; Chapter 7: Police Powers and Citizens' Rights; Chapter 8: Police Problems; Chapter 9: Criminal Courts; Chapter 10: Defendants' Rights; Chapter 11: Prosecutors; Chapter 12: Defense Attorneys; Chapter 13: Sentencing; Chapter 14: Prisons and Prisoners' Rights; Chapter 15: The Juvenile Justice System
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